Sansei | Born 1943, Vernon British Columbia
Eugene Ouchi was a printmaker and graphic designer. Born in Vernon, British Columbia, he studied at the Alberta College of Art – later, he became a teacher there. He had a career in the graphic design industry spanning more than thirty years, working on book design as well as corporate and information design. Ouchi’s prints have been exhibited across Canada and internationally in the United States, England, Germany, and Japan.
He was particularly proud of being selected as one of eight artists to represent Canada as part of the 36th Biennale in Venice, Italy, as well as exhibitions in the British International Print Biennale, Art Gallery of Ontario; the Canadian Embassy in Washington, DC, and a tour of Alberta artists to seven cities in Japan, sponsored by Alberta Culture. His work can be found in permanent collections across Canada, including the Canada Council, federal Department of External Affairs, Glenbow Museum, Mount Allison University, and Vernon Art Gallery, and the Gallery Alef Design in Rome.